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Urim and Thummim

Pronunciation: /ˈ(y)o͝orim/ Pronunciation: /o͞oˈrēm and ˈTHəmim/ Pronunciation: /to͞oˈmēm/

plural noun

Two objects of a now unknown nature, possibly used for divination, worn on the breastplate of a Jewish high priest.
Example sentences
  • I looked in, and there indeed did I behold the plates, the Urim and Thummim, and the breastplate, as stated by the messenger.
  • The Urim and the Tumim, stones that had the ineffable name of Hashem etched upon them, that were to be put in the Choshen of the Kohen Gadol, are not mentioned during the construction.
  • Nevertheless, he showed awareness of the oracular function of the Urim and Thummim and the traditional Christian associations of them with ‘revelation and truth’ and ‘lights and perfection.’


From Hebrew.

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Syllabification: U·rim and Thum·mim

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